Wrestling at the 1968 Summer Olympics

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Wrestling

At the 1968 Summer Olympics, 16 wrestling events were contested, for all men. There were eight weight classes in Greco-Roman wrestling and eight classes in freestyle wrestling.

Medal summary[edit]

Freestyle[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Flyweight (52 kg) details  Shigeo Nakata
Japan (JPN)
 Richard Sanders
United States (USA)
 Chimedbazaryn Damdinsharav
Mongolia (MGL)
Bantamweight (57 kg) details  Yojiro Uetake
Japan (JPN)
 Donald Behm
United States (USA)
 Aboutaleb Talebi
Iran (IRI)
Featherweight (63 kg) details  Masaaki Kaneko
Japan (JPN)
 Enyu Todorov
Bulgaria (BUL)
 Shamseddin Seyed-Abbasi
Iran (IRI)
Lightweight (70 kg) details  Abdollah Movahed
Iran (IRI)
 Enyu Valchev
Bulgaria (BUL)
 Danzandarjaagiin Sereeter
Mongolia (MGL)
Welterweight (78 kg) details  Mahmut Atalay
Turkey (TUR)
 Daniel Robin
France (FRA)
 Tömöriin Artag
Mongolia (MGL)
Middleweight (87 kg) details  Boris Michail Gurevich
Soviet Union (URS)
 Jigjidiin Mönkhbat
Mongolia (MGL)
 Prodan Gardzhev
Bulgaria (BUL)
Light heavyweight (97 kg) details  Ahmet Ayık
Turkey (TUR)
 Shota Lomidze
Soviet Union (URS)
 József Csatári
Hungary (HUN)
Heavyweight (+97 kg) details  Aleksandr Medved
Soviet Union (URS)
 Osman Duraliev
Bulgaria (BUL)
 Wilfried Dietrich
West Germany (FRG)

Greco-Roman[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Flyweight (52 kg) details  Petar Kirov
Bulgaria (BUL)
 Vladimir Bakulin
Soviet Union (URS)
 Miroslav Zeman
Czechoslovakia (TCH)
Bantamweight (57 kg) details  János Varga
Hungary (HUN)
 Ion Baciu
Romania (ROU)
 Ivan Kochergin
Soviet Union (URS)
Featherweight (63 kg) details  Roman Rurua
Soviet Union (URS)
 Hideo Fujimoto
Japan (JPN)
 Simion Popescu
Romania (ROU)
Lightweight (70 kg) details  Muneji Munemura
Japan (JPN)
 Stevan Horvat
Yugoslavia (YUG)
 Petros Galaktopoulos
Greece (GRE)
Welterweight (78 kg) details  Rudolf Vesper
East Germany (GDR)
 Daniel Robin
France (FRA)
 Károly Bajkó
Hungary (HUN)
Middleweight (87 kg) details  Lothar Metz
East Germany (GDR)
 Valentin Oleynik
Soviet Union (URS)
 Branislav Simić
Yugoslavia (YUG)
Light heavyweight (97 kg) details  Boyan Radev
Bulgaria (BUL)
 Nikolai Yakovenko
Soviet Union (URS)
 Nicolae Martinescu
Romania (ROU)
Heavyweight (+97 kg) details  István Kozma
Hungary (HUN)
 Anatoly Roshchin
Soviet Union (URS)
 Petr Kment
Czechoslovakia (TCH)

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Japan (JPN) 4 1 0 5
2  Soviet Union (URS) 3 5 1 9
3  Bulgaria (BUL) 2 3 1 6
4  Hungary (HUN) 2 0 2 4
5  East Germany (GDR) 2 0 0 2
 Turkey (TUR) 2 0 0 2
7  Iran (IRI) 1 0 2 3
8  France (FRA) 0 2 0 2
 United States (USA) 0 2 0 2
10  Mongolia (MGL) 0 1 3 4
11  Romania (ROU) 0 1 2 3
12  Yugoslavia (YUG) 0 1 1 2
13  Czechoslovakia (TCH) 0 0 2 2
14  Greece (GRE) 0 0 1 1
 West Germany (FRG) 0 0 1 1

Participating nations[edit]

See also[edit]

List of World and Olympic Champions in men's freestyle wrestling

List of World and Olympic Champions in Greco-Roman wrestling

United States results in men's freestyle wrestling

References[edit]